Massive Spring Snow Storm in the Twin Cities

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The state of Minnesota is grappling with this spring snow storm, dumping about 12 inches of snow at the MSP airport since Sunday. “Storm totals snowfall across parts of central and northern Minnesota have reached 12 to more than 18 inches in some locations. Nearly 2 feet of snow fell just west of Duluth!,” MPR News reports.

On Tuesday, many schools around the states were either closed or cancelled. Road conditions are said to be returning to normal on Wednesday, though the temperatures are forecasted to remain below freezing all day.

Winter weather is not leaving us yet. It’s tricky for travel, messy right now, but it’s going to get better. We saw everything out there, and what each version of precipitation does to the roads.

-Anne Meyer, a spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (source: Star Tribune)

The Star Tribune reports “Last winter was the third snowiest on record for the Twin Cities, and it broke records in Duluth and Brainerd. This winter? Not so much — winter 2023-24 is shaping up to be the opposite as cities across the state receive some of the least snow they’ve ever seen.”

“So far in the 2023-2024 season, a total of 25.6 inches of snow have fallen in Minneapolis-St. Paul. That’s in the lower third compared to this date in all the previous years on record. During the record 1983-1984 season, 88.6 inches had fallen as of this date. By the end of that season, the total was 98.6 inches.”

By Tuesday 7pm, Duluth had got 21.6 inches snowfall, where as 11.7 inches at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and only 2.5 inches in Bloomington.

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